The Healthy Palmetto Leadership Council serves as the state coalition of organizations that collectively addresses healthy eating, active living, and healthy weight for the Live Healthy SC State Health Improvement Plan. South Carolina is fortunate to have great momentum around healthy eating and active living. The purpose of Healthy Palmetto is to unify and mobilize healthy eating and active living efforts that create equitable opportunities for all South Carolinians to achieve a healthy weight.
ALIGNMENT WITH LIVE HEALTHY SC
The Live Healthy SC State Health Improvement Plan lays out the foundation for giving everyone a chance to live a healthy life. It is a call to action for South Carolinians to take data-driven, evidence-based steps to advance the health and well-being of all South Carolinians. Healthy Palmetto aligns with the Chronic Health Conditions priority of the State Health Improvement Plan. The Chronic Health Conditions priority aims for partners to take action to promote healthy lifestyles and environments that prevent chronic conditions.
THE STATE OF OBESITY IN SC
As of 2019, South Carolina became one of the sixteen current states with adult obesity rates above 35 percent. The annual Trust for America's Health State of Obesity report offers key insight into rising rates within our state and throughout the country, and also offers evidence-based strategies and policies to help inform the efforts of Healthy Palmetto and its partners.
A direct link to the full TFAH Report can be found here.
HEALTHY PALMETTO LEADERSHIP COUNCIL MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS